Denise Marie (d’Eon) Harrison, age 74 of Middle West Pubnico, died suddenly at home on June 2, 2021. Born in West Pubnico, she was the daughter of the late Henri and Martha (d’Eon) d’Eon. Denise is survived by her brother; Evariste (Carolyn) d’Eon, Pinkney’s Point, her sister-in-law Helen d’Eon, West Pubnico, as well as her many nieces and nephews and their families. She was predeceased by her beloved son, Marcel and brothers André and Robert.
Denise graduated with a Bachelor of Nursing Science from Mount Saint Vincent University in 1967 and then went on to complete her Bachelor of Science in Biology from St Mary’s University in 1971. During her lifetime Denise worked in a variety of positions including laboratory technician for the Bedford Institute of Oceanography. She also worked as a laboratory technician within the department of Biochemistry at the Sir Charles Tupper Building at Dalhousie University, assisting researchers at the time studying estrogen hormones and their relationship to cancer.
The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude and appreciation to all of Denise’s friends who through their care, kindness and compassion allowed her to remain in the comfort of her own home for as long as possible. They would also like to send a heartfelt and special thank you to Clifton and Roseline for always being there for Denise especially during her final weeks and days.
The family would also like to acknowledge Denise’s long-time dear friend George who has always been there for her. Together they would often take car rides to Barrington and stop at some of their favourite places to share a meal. Over the years they have made many memories together.
There will be a private graveside service Monday, June 7, 2021 at 10am in St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Cemetery, with Fr. Cyrille Assihou officiating. Due to COVID-19 limitations, this service will be for invited guests only. Donations in memory may be made to St. Peter’s Cemetery or to a charity of choice. On line condolences may be forwarded to the family at westpubnicofh.com. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the West Pubnico Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Middle West Pubnico. 902 762-3407.
Denise enjoyed many simple things such as taking photos, needle work, dancing, and taking drives. She was an avid writer and anyone that knew her, knew just how faithful she was at keeping her daily journals up to date.